SINGAPORE VOTES 2006
Low Thia Khiang
SINGAPORE: Workers’ Party Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang has called for a review of ministers’ salaries.
Speaking at a WP rally in Ang Mo Kio GRC on Thursday, Mr Low said if Singaporeans pay their ministers high salaries, they should expect better results from them.
He suggested that ministers’ salaries be pegged to the income of the lowest 20 percent of Singaporean households with a multiplier effect.
Mr Low said this would give the ministers more incentives to raise the average income of the poor.
He said this would also remind the ministers of their responsibilities to workers and make them strongly committed to raising their standards of living. – CNA/de